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Feds will use every “tool in toobox” to fight auto tariffs

With threats of devastating U-S tariffs hanging over the auto sector, a major employer in the Cambridge-Woodstock area, the Trudeau government says it is looking at every tool in its toolbox. Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains says Ottawa is considering

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Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, dead at 76

Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. The undisputed “Queen of Soul” sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and “Respect” while standing as a cultural icon around the globe. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells

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Granderson’s grand slam leads Jays past K-C

Curtis Granderson? More like Curtis GranderSLAM! 😎 — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 16, 2018 Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over Kansas City 6-5. The Blue Jays look to go 3-and-1 in

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Oil, markets, loonie take hit

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.30-$1.36 a litre in our region. Benchmark U-S crude have stabilized this morning and is three cents higher to $64.98 U-S per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The

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Thunderstorm risk building

From the Weather Centre, Today:  cloudy with sunny breaks with the chance of showers and thunderstorms.  High 27 (humidex 35). Tonight: showers and thunderstorms. Low 21. Tomorrow:  overcast with showers and thunderstorms -which could be severe.  High 26 (humidex 35)

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Broader public sector pay frozen

The new Progressive Conservative government has frozen executive pay across the public sector. In a directive issued to public-sector agencies, including hospitals, school boards and municipalities, Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy says all base salaries for executives cannot increase beyond

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Female entrepreneurs still facing gender gap

A new study suggests a lack of access to capital is one of the biggest challenges facing women entrepreneurs. An online survey done by PayPal and Barraza and Associates suggests about 53 per cent of female-owned businesses with an e-commerce

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Neonics expected to be phased-out

Beekeepers and grain farmers in Brant, Norfolk, Haldimand, Oxford, Hamilton, Halton and Waterloo region will be watching this announcement closely. The federal government is expected to announced a phase-out of nicotine-based pesticides which have been linked to a rising number

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Rascall Flatts concert ends abruptly

Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department says the bomb threat made Thursday night for Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in

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Massive roller coaster coming to Wonderland

Introducing the world's fastest, tallest and longest Dive Coaster – YUKON STRIKER – coming in 2019! — Canada's Wonderland (@WonderlandNews) August 15, 2018 Canada’s Wonderland says the amusement park north of Toronto will feature a record-setting roller coaster

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Catholic board enhancing bus service

More Catholic board students will have access to bus services next month. Brantford-Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Chair Rick Petrella and trustee Bill Chopp spearheaded the initiative, which will direct $110,000 of its surplus transportation allocation to the enhancement. That means the Board has

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Rough start on Bay, Wall streets

Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit decline in late-morning trading as energy and resource stocks slid lower and commodity prices moved down. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 235.15 points at 16,095.52. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial

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Rookie homers, Pillar goes deep in Jays win

Danny's first dinger: DESTROYED! 👓 — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 15, 2018 Kevin Pillar came to the rescue for the Blue Jays, hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning as Toronto edged the Royals 6-5 in Kansas

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Humid, risk of thunderstorms

Today: mainly sunny, hot and humid.  High 30 (humidex 37). Tonight: partly cloudy. Low 19. Tomorrow: increasing cloudiness with showers and thunderstorms likely. High 27 (humidex 35). Friday: scattered showers, risk of thunderstorms. High 26 (humidex 33). Saturday: mainly sunny.

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Halton police door-to-door fraudster

Police say a door-to-door canvasser in Burlington has been charged with fraud after he allegedly lied about raising money for a local place of worship. Halton Regional Police say the 25-year-old man was found “after an extensive search” with the

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